Rhonda’s Best of the West – February 2018


February is the month of love, and boy do we  all of the wonderful fun there is to be had in and around the West Island this month! From winter carnivals to Valentine’s day galas, you can find it all in Rhonda’s Best of the West.


Kirkland Winter Carnival

Come celebrate the joys of winter at the Kirkland Winter Carnival! From February 1 to 3, a winter storm of activities awaits you and your family at Meades Park and at the Sports Complex: Family outdoor challenge, sleigh rides, inflatable games, mascots, family bingo, comedy night and much more. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Admission to certain activities is required, see link for details.

When: February 1st to Feb 3rd, 2018

Where: Meades Park, 16950 Hymus Blvd.

Info: http://www.ville.kirkland.qc.ca/culture-and-recreation/events/winter-carnival


Sledge Hockey Demonstration

Physically challenged but very passionate and determined youth will demonstrate sledge hockey at Dollard-Des-Ormeaux Civic Center.

When: Sunday, February 4th, 2018, from 10:15 am and 1:45 pm

Where: DDO Civic Center, 12001 Salaberry Blvd

Info: https://www.westislandblog.com/events/sledge-hockey-demonstration/


Les Misérables

Evenko and Broadway Across Canada are pleased to present LES MISÉRABLES in Montreal! With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking production of LES MISÉRABLES, which broke box office records during its pre-Broadway tour, has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!”. Tickets range from $61.25 to $145.55.

When: February 7th to 11th, 2018 times vary

Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

Info: https://placedesarts.com/en/event/les-mis%C3%A9rables


West Island Palliative Care Residence 19th Annual Valentine’s Ball

Black tie, Evening gown and decorations. Silent Auction throughout the evening.

When: Friday, February 9th, 2018 beginning at 6:30pm

Where: Chateau Vaudreuil

Info: http://residencesoinspalliatifs.com/en/annual-valentines-ball/


Sammy’s Valentine’s Gala Fundraiser

Sammy’s Valentine’s Gala, one of the most exciting events of the year is back!  This evening of fantastic food and entertainment aims to raise funds to help find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic killer of children under the age of two. This year, Bonnie Pointer of “Pointer Sisters” fame will perform live and rock us all into the night! Tickets are $175 per person and can be purchased via the link below.

When: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6600 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Saint-Laurent

Info: www.sammycavallaro.com


Pierrefonds Winter Fun

Come and enjoy an afternoon of winter fun. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, snow scooters, lawn bowling in the snow, fat bike tryouts, public skating, wacky tuque-making workshop, hot chocolate and more!

When: Saturday, February 10th, 2018, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Pierrefonds Hotel de Ville, 13665 Blvd de Pierrefonds

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/134157353943640/


Nighttime Snowshoe Trek

Belvedere Cemetery and Funeral Complex is proud to present , with the collaboration of the Morgan Arboretum, Ferme Souffle de Vie, Eatz Chez Vouz Caterer, Cardio Plein Air and the McGill MacDonald Campus Athletic Department, a Nighttime Snowshoe Trek taking place on the beautiful adjacent properties of Belvedere Cemetery, Morgan Arboretum and Ferme Souffle de Vie in Senneville and Ste-Anne de Bellevue. The cost is $45 per person and all profits will benefit the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.

When: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Where: Belvedere Cemetery and Morgan Arboretum in Senneville and Ste-Anne de Bellevue. 20225 Route Trans-Canada, Senneville, Quebec, H9X 3L7

Cost: $45 per person and all profits will benefit the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.

Info: www.mountroyalcem.com


Big Brothers Big Sisters WI Valentine’s Breakfast

It’s the 18th Annual Valentines Day Breakfast! Everyone is invited to a special breakfast upon donation: all proceeds raised are in support of BBBS West Island. They will also be accepting item/clothing donations on behalf of Value Village. Please bring any items that you would like to donate or get rid of, give your old items a second life.

When: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 from 6:00 am to 10:00 am

Where: Jack Astor’s Dorval, 3051 Sources Blvd.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/866900230148945/


The Children’s Gala

The Children’s Gala benefiting West Island Community Shares is an event held under the honorary chairmanship of Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank. The theme for this year’s festive family event is Harry Potter and Disney! Dress your children in character and come enjoy orchestral music as well as a circus show for the entire family! Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children.

When: Saturday, February 17th, 2018 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Salle Pauline-Julien, 15615 Boul Gouin O, Sainte-Geneviève

Info: https://galadesenfants.com/


AJOIH and Avocats Charron Poker Tournament

For the second consecutive year, AJOI is hosting its poker tournament to raise funds for the AJOIH project, which aims to offer shelter to those facing homelessness on the West Island. Come and have fun for a great cause!

When: Saturday, February 17th, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where: Centre Communautaire Sarto-Desnoyers, 1335 Lakeshore Dr, Dorval

Info: http://www.ajoi.info/so/aM4VEDYz#/main


Ladies’ Night:  Eat Love Live

The West Island Cancer Wellness Center us putting together an evening to enjoy some pampering and extravagance with good friends. The evening includes a delectable Cocktail Dînatoire, wine, music, dancing, and entertainment. Back by popular demand, they will be joined by a few “Heroes” of the West Island, a few good men who risk their lives to make the community safe. Tickets are $100 taxes included, and receipts are available.

When: Sunday, February 18th starting at 6:00 pm

Where: Ossiano 16977 Trans-Canada Hwy, Kirkland

Info: http://wicwc.com/eventdetails/eat-love-live-february-2018/


Montreal Families’ Camp Fair

If you are one of the thousands of parents who are trying to figure out which camps to send their children to this summer, make sure to drop by the 17th annual Montreal Families’ Camp Fair.

When: Sunday, February 18th from 12:00 pm  to 4:00 pm

Where: Holiday Inn – Pointe Claire, 6700 Trans Canada Hwy.

Info: http://www.montrealfamilies.ca/Montreal-Camp-Fair-Participants/


Centaur Theatre Presents: The Baklawa Recipe

A loving portrait of women reaching out to each other for comfort, understanding and friendship.

1960s Quebec juxtaposed with contemporary society seen through the immigrant lens. Two young Lebanese women emigrate from their homeland to start new lives in Ville-St-Laurent. Forever bound when they marry two Canada-born Lebanese brothers, they struggle to integrate the traditional female roles of their close-knit community with the emerging face of the independent woman of the feminist movement. The mothers and their first-generation Canadian daughters personify the challenges of living between two worlds: one shaped by their cultural origins and the other by their adopted home. Two generations of women, their joys and complexities, as warm and sweet as Baklawa. From the playwright of the beloved children’s play, Charlotte Sicott. Cost: Starting at $38.50

When: Until February 18th, 2018 – times vary.

Where: The Centaur Theatre, 453 St. François-Xavier

Info: https://centaurtheatre.com/the-baklawa-recipe.html


*****All activities are subject to scheduling changes – please call prior to attending.*****


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